2. Think small.
The fewer the people, the less likely you are to encounter legal problems or liability issues. Aim for fewer than 74 people and you won’t need a permit on U.S. Forest Service land.
3. Get the word out.
Pick a date, then circulate details to riding buddies. E-mail will keep it low-key. Pearl Izumi’s app will help you reach a slightly larger audience.
4. Hit the local brewpub after the ride.
Relaxing over beers will give you a chance to strategize with participants on how to improve things next time.